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Aspergers Kids and School Anxiety: A Social Story

Allen Talks About "Being Afraid of School"

Is it O.K. to be afraid of going to school sometimes?
YES! You don’t have to be brave all the time.

Is it O.K. to come home and cry after a bad day at school?
YES! Everybody has a bad day now and then.

Is it O.K. to talk to my parents about the scary things that happen in school?
YES! Talking about your fears helps you to get rid of them.

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kim Hines I wanna come home and cry some days after seeing the look on his face when he leaves school for the day
23 hours ago · Like · 2 people
Casey Mae Pescia Perry Oh Kim, I so understand that. Dropping my 5yr old off on the days he begs me not to make him go and I see those eyes, those frightened little eyes as I pull away, I just want to break down and cry myself.
22 hours ago · Like · 1 person
Jo Tough Really no that feeling, it's so difficult. My son says he feels so alone at school.
22 hours ago · Like · 1 person
Robyn Macdonald This has been my biggest challenge. So difficult.
18 hours ago · Like
Greg Dickson
Society is really hard on both genders and teaching boys its okay to be emotional goes against what American society thinks and is confusing for these boys. Yes, its ok to be human, son, in fact itw ill help your mental state of being to let it out sometimes.

Crying is certainly better than lashing out physically when you can't take it anymore. You're no less "a man" for shedding a trear, in fact you're more of one for not letting strangers dictate what you should do.
6 hours ago · Like

What Are Social Stories?

Social stories” describe situations, skills, or concepts that model relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses. The goal of a social story is to teach specific skills in a manner that is easily understood by children with Aspergers and other Autism Spectrum Disorders. The child’s improved understanding of social events and expectations that result from reading/watching social stories often leads to more effective responses from the child.

Social stories for children with behavior problems due to Aspergers and other Autism Spectrum Disorders help teach more appropriate social skills. These children don't just “pick-up” social skills, so social stories can provide a great tool in teaching a skill in a direct way.

Social stories for these children help to give them a better understanding of other people's thoughts, feelings and views. They also help the child to better predict other people’s behavior based on their actions.

Social stories present various situations in a structured and direct way so that the child can understand a situation without having to "read between the lines". Social stories are written from the child's perspective and are simply illustrated using uncluttered drawings or photographs to depict each step of the story.

Social stories can be written about many different social and behavioral situations that children encounter in the school or any other environment. Some possible ideas for social stories include:

• circle time
• getting in line
• sharing toys
• sitting in the lunch room
• taking turns on the swings
• taking turns when playing games
• or any other situation that causes confusion for the child

=> How To Write Social Stories

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